Canadian Anaesthetists’ Society Journal

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 84–92 | Cite as

Anaesthetic considerations for major thermal injury

  • Jonathan D. Lamb


Extensive thermal injury represents a major insult to body homeostasis. The anaesthetist, while providing anaesthesia for a multitude of debridement and reconstructive procedures, is also likely to assist in initial resuscitation and stabilization and subsequent intensive care management. A thorough understanding of the major systemic and end-organ effects after a major burn allow for a better appreciation of the many pertinent considerations for anaesthesia during the immediate post-burn phase as well as the later period of reconstruction and rehabilitation.


Thermal Injury Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Burned Patient Cardiac Filling Pressure Anaesthetic Consideration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan D. Lamb
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity Hospital, University of SaskatchewanSaskatoon

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